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NCIS Exclusive: Scott Wolf G-Mans Up! Plus Scoop on the Season Premiere's Big 'Bang'

Veteran (yet seemingly ageless) TV actor Scott Wolf has been enlisted for the Season 9 premiere of CBS’ NCIS, TVLine has learned exclusively — and in a role that promises some “surprises.”

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As the potentially recurring character of FBI Agent Casey Stratton, Wolf “will play an important role in this year’s season opener,” executive producer Gary Glasberg tells us. “Who he is and how he influences the NCIS team will come in due time, but I can promise you some unexpected surprises.”

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When last we tuned into TV’s most watched scripted series, in the wake of the Port-to-Port Killer’s deadly spree the newly appointed SecNav had assigned Tony DiNozzo (played by Michael Weatherly) to reel in a fellow NCIS agent who was selling secrets. The new season — premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 8/7c — will pick up four months later, then flash back to events that transpired since the finale.

“We’re going to start the show in real time, in September, look back all the way to May, and then jump through the mission Tony was on,” Glasberg reveals.

And from the sound of it, the season opener’s first moments set in September may be explosive ones to remember. “I highly, highly recommend you not miss the first five minutes of the show,” Glasberg teases fans, “because it is going to start with a bang.”

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In addition to of course Party of Five and, most recently, V, Wolf’s TV credits include Everwood, The Nine and Spin City. “We are thrilled to have Scott joining us,” says Glasberg. “He is fantastic.”